Help me out? (in Contests)

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] December 14 2010 3:15 PM EST

Hello, my brake pads are finally worn out and now I fear they are starting to damage my rotors. So here's the deal find me a better deal then this:

and you'll win a special prize :).

My car is a 1996 Chevy Corsica, I don't think you guys need more info then that but if so I'll see what I can do.

AdminTal Destra [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] December 14 2010 3:36 PM EST

you're not gonna find a better price than that

Unappreciated Misnomer December 14 2010 5:24 PM EST

just want to point out that you get what you put into it, napa has expensive brakes but they are life time warranty.

AdminTal Destra [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] December 14 2010 5:55 PM EST

autozone is cheaper and also has lifetime warranty

BadFish December 14 2010 6:11 PM EST

I don't think he's gonna need lifetime warranty on a '96 unless he keeps it in absolutely top condition.

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] December 14 2010 6:19 PM EST

Yeah no need for expensive brakes, hopefully I'll upgrade my car soon :).

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] December 15 2010 10:08 AM EST

When I went in for new tires this morning the guy told me I needed a new rotor also on the front right. Which really I knew all along it's been metal on metal for a few days now. And then he hit me with the price $290.. -.-. Out of my price range by just a little bit, loll. So after I got my new tires put on, I drove over to the local Carquest bought 2 new pads, 1 new rotor, brake lubricant stuff, and good old dot 3 brake fluid, all for the grand price of $51. Now later today I'm going to have my bro who said "brake pads are a super easy job" put them on. Hopefully everything goes well. :)

I chose Novice as the winner, in chatmail he gave me the best advice. And most similar to what I am actually doing :).

(named RoE for you, sorry naming ends in a month or so?)

The Card Master(The Color Morale) AdminQBnovice (Construct) JKX ($11030) 10:04 AM EST

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 15 2010 3:59 PM EST

"Now later today I'm going to have my bro who said "brake pads are a super easy job" put them on."

I put my first set on by myself last spring. Never had any experience, but I was able to do it. If you know how to change a tire and work a ratchet you're fine.

AdminTal Destra [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] December 15 2010 4:02 PM EST

hope you got the "no squeal" grease... it really does help, just put a fine layer on the BACKSIDE of the pads, where they touch the caliper.

Demigod December 15 2010 4:07 PM EST

I'm pretty sure putting it on the front of the pads means you have "no brakes" grease.

Wasp December 15 2010 4:10 PM EST

Yeah brakes are pretty easy to do. Make sure you use the correct torque settings for any bolts though.
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